Recognizing Mental Health Illness Among Veterans is an Educational Competency | in-House

Over the course of residency and fellowship training, it’s likely that almost all trainees will encounter veterans through rotations at Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities.

With mandates from Title 38 and long-standing relationships with academic institutions nationwide, the Veterans Health Administration plays a significant role in shaping the education of future medical professionals. Over 90 percent of accredited allopathic medical schools and over 75 percent of osteopathic medical schools are affiliated with VA medical centers and independent outpatient clinics, which are also used by over 2,600 Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs. In 2013 alone, over 40,000 residents and fellows — along with over 20,000 medical students — received some or all of their clinical training in VA.

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